Tanzania Safari

Tanzania Safari – March 2008

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Hans Brekke at Lake Manyara National Park

An African Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most people.  Katie and I, along with our kids, have visited the exotic game reserves of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe frequently, and love that part of the world.  We have led several Safaris ourselves and have had the priviledge of seeing our American friends fall in love with Africa during our Southern Discovery trips to Southern Africa.  (Please see my archive of our previous New Trekker Adventure Safaris)

An African Safari allows one to explore the astonishing diversity of landscapes, abundant wildlife and fascinating cultures of this continent.  After climbing Kilimanjaro in March, 2008, the climbers were joined by our spouses, and Katie and I were pleased to go on a Safari with  Tommy and Yuki Grové, Hans and Natalie Brekke, Mike and Barb Cantlin, Brian and Julie Nocco, and Al and Kathy Wilson.

Dust Bath in Lake Manyara National Park

We visited the great national parks of Northern Tanzania: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the Oldovai Gorge where Leakey first discovered Lucy.  The vast open plains of the Serengeti with the greatest diversification and largerst concentration of wildlife in the world and the annual migration was an unforgettable sight.  The giraffe and eleohant herds in Lake Manyare spectacular.  And the other-worldly, almost Jurrasic nature of the Ngorongoro Crater a life-long memory.

While we are partial to the intimacy and beauty of a Southern Africa safari, this experience in the Serengeti and the rest of Tanzania is simply unfogettable.  I might add that Hoopoe Safaris, arranged by Tusker Trail did an excellent job.

Tanzania Safari (Slideshow)

African Sunset

African Sunset

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Tanzania Safari (Original Photos)

Serengeti Romance

Serengeti Romance

There are four albums.  Click on the image above and look for the following albums in the gallery:

Safari Willie Canon 1

Safari Willie Canon 2

Safari Mike

Safari Julie

Safari Yuki

Safari Willie and Katie Olympus

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